With more than 200 varieties of tea available, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the choices at Savrika. You shouldn't, though. The staffers here are called tea guides, and they're trained to do just that: guide you to a tea that's right for you based on your preferences. They'll let you "sample" various teas by taking the lids off the canisters and allowing you to smell them, which can give a strong clue as to how they'll taste.
Rupa Gadre opened Savrika in September 2012 because she couldn't find a place in the Kirkland area where she could enjoy a cup or pot of quality tea. She wanted to make it inviting and serene, where guests would feel free to sit and linger while chatting with friends, reading, or working quietly on a laptop. By all accounts, she succeeded. Customers call Savrika a little getaway where they can treat themselves to a hot cup of tea and a sweet or savory bite to eat. And, as an added little bonus, every cup of tea comes with a small piece of chocolate.